Volume 9, Issue #17 - April 25, 2019 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.

Many thanks to all those who worked so diligently and selflessly to help make our Holy Week and Easter liturgies so deeply meaningful and joyful!

Father Jessee+
Sunday, April 28


Please join us for a reception in her honor,
following the 10:30 service.

In lieu of any parting gifts, Mother Nancy requests donations be made to the Cathedral Domain. You may contribute by check to Ascension with a designation for the Cathedral Domain, or online at the following link:


 Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 5
 12:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Please plan to attend this important meeting with The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, Canon to the Ordinary. She will review results of the “Holy Cow!” surveys submitted by our congregation, and discuss next steps in the process of finding our new priest-in-charge.

Leah MacSwords, Senior Warden
Saturday, May 11
2:00 – 10:00 PM

Monday-Friday, June 17-21

Sunday, June 30
Evensong: 5:00 PM
Reception immediately following.
(More information to come.)
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on April 27, 2019, (every other Saturday) in the parish library at 10:00 a.m. This group endeavors to bring men and youth to Christ through the three-fold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. Contact William Legg ( williamlesterlegg@msn.com ) for details.
CENTERING PRAYER group meets every Saturday morning, 10:00 - 10:30. All are invited and welcome to come and explore this ancient technique, meeting in the main church. For more information, contact Scott Kimbel, kskimbel@yahoo.com
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, May 5 (FIRST Sunday of each month), in the parish library after the 10:30 service. Contact Judith Spencer for details ( jspencer254@yahoo.com ) .
Check out public service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at www.ascensionfrankfort.org/calendar

Find the Diocese of Lexington online at www.diolex.org 

  • 4/7/19: $6,804
  • 4/14/19: $5,609
  • 4/21/19: $5,728
As of 4/21/19: Expenses NOT included in total shown include: $10,000 LOC loan payoff in January, $5,000 pass-thru to ECF in January, $200 pass-thru to Simon House in January, $6,000 Fair Share payments in February, $4,000 Fair Share payments in March, $1,000 pass-thru to ERD in March.
Schedules & Teams:
* UPDATED: April 28 - September 8 as of 4/25/19 *

April 28, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Week of 2 Easter, Year One - BCP 958

OR go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date
  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m. - free of charge to those in need; others may pay a small amount as able.
  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 
  • CHILDREN & YOUTH: Christian Formation/Sunday School: Godly Play classes are ongoing for age 2 through fourth grade. Please gather in the parish hall to go upstairs together as a group. Latecomers must be escorted by a parent to the upstairs classroom. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend all church services; a nursery is available for younger children starting at 9:15 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer: Will McKee
  • Lector & Prayers of the People: Michal Smith-Mello
  • Acolyte: Angela Goetter

10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Ava Marie Allison
  • T: Lucy Saunderson & Peyton Heady
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T2 - Rose Gayle Hardy, Agnes Parman, Ruth Feindel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

VESTRY LOCKUP DUTY: Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:     Farewell Reception for Mother Nancy, hosted by the Benedictine Cell - Thank You!

  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at jstevens5@aol.com to discuss Coffee Hour questions, needs and procedures. If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!
Intercessions for the Church : The Church of St. George the Martyr, the Cathedral Domain – The Very Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Summers, Dean; Lay Canon G. Andrew Sigmon, Facility Director; The Venerable Bryant C. Kibler, Sr., Priest-in-Residence.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Barbara; Crystal; Dan; Donnie; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Josh; June; Lauren; Nicole; Peter; Philip; Rebecca; Vic.

Continuing concern: Anna; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jim & Fonda; Jinks; John; Julia; Lee; Lillian; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Mary; Natalie; Penny; Polly; Rose; Scott & Kathy; Sherri; Theresa; and Willie. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, Seth, and Tanner.  

Birthdays: 4/29 – Jordan Masters; 4/30 – Ginni Fox; 5/2 – Alaina Schroth, Tina Endicott.  


Part of the strength of this congregation is our care and concern for each other.
Please help us to do this by letting the church office know when you are ill, hospitalized, or otherwise in need of prayer and/or visitation.

Call 502-223-0557 (messages are checked Tuesday thru Friday),
  • Prelude: General Seminary and Kingsfold - David Hurt, banjo
  • Opening Hymn: Hymn 210 - The Day of Resurrection - Ellacombe
  • Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Hymn: Hymn 432 - O praise ye the Lord! - Laudate Dominum
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory: Hymn 382 - King of glory, King of peace - General Seminary
  • Sanctus: S 129   
  • Fraction Anthem: S 167
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 707 - Take my life, and let it be - Hollingside
  • Post Communion Anthem: Be thou my vision - Misty Agne, soprano
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 521 - Put forth, O God, thy Spirit’s might
  • Postlude: Christ ist erstanden (Christ the Lord is risen again) - Harald Rohlig

Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. William Jessee Neat, Rector
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Nancy S. Farley, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Deacon Rebecca A. Saager, Curate
  • The Rev. Deacon Susan E. Kurtz, Deacon
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton

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